Thank you to the prolific Suzanne Slade for sharing her process with us! … More Mining for Heart: That “Goosebump Moment” by Suzanne Slade
Today Kristin Gray shares her process of finding the heart in her middle grade novel and its irresistible main character, Vilonia Beebe. Thank you, Beth, for having me on your blog. I’m delighted to be here. I adore stories with heart. Heart is more than sappy emotions or a feeling. It is enthusiasm, passion, resolve, … More Mining for Heart: Kristin Gray on Connecting to Characters
Throw logic out the window! Rules don’t apply! Linda Skeers finds the funny in writing for children. … More Mining for Heart: “A Touch of Humor” by Linda Skeers
Buying a book is an investment. It’s an investment for the publisher that acquires it, the library that buys it for its collection, and for the reader who buys it at the bookstore. How do you get people to reach for their wallets to pick your book over all the others? You guessed it: heart. … More Mining for Heart: An Editor’s Point of View
Vital idea, heartbeat, wow factor- the thread that weaves through your story by any other name is still just as important. For me, I call it the NUGGET.
… More Mining for Heart: Kristen Fulton’s Nugget
Jill Esbaum is an award winning children’s author who’s all heart. Over the years, she has fine tuned her process, utilizing her angst to get at the heart of her characters. … More Mining for Heart: Jill Esbaum Reveals Her Secret
In this month’s Mining for Heart post, Deborah Hopkinson shares her process of finding the heart in her historical fiction picture book, Steamboat School. … More Mining for Heart: Author Deborah Hopkinson on Steamboat School